If By Whiskey – This my position. I will not retreat from it. I will not compromise.
If-by-whiskey in political discourse is a relativist fallacy in which the speaker’s position is contingent on the listener’s opinion. An if-by-whiskey argument implemented through doublespeak appears to affirm both sides of an issue, and agrees with whichever side the listener supports, in effect taking a position without taking a position. The statement typically uses words with strongly positive or negative connotations (e.g., terrorist as negative and freedom fighter as positive).
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